London, Trubner & Co., 1873. Later Edition. FIFTH Impression. Hardback. A very good copy. Fifth edition noted on the title page (includes preface to Second edition - so maybe fourth impression of second edition?). Inscribed to the front free endpaper "Matthew Strickland [?] from The author". Most likely the author's hand. Uncommon to find the book signed. An important work of utopian fiction. Bleiler [p36]. "One of the most important utopian satires" [Claeys, p89]. Boards a little worn and rubbed, but the bevelled edges have kept them in decent shape. Some splitting to the thin endpapers at the spine. Internally in good shape. [7881, Hyraxia Books].